Spider-Man: Homecoming may be a few weeks away, but the film’s immensely positive early reviews and strong marketing campaign have many excited for the movie’s release. Some members of the cast are looking to the future, and one actress, in particular, knows how she wants her character to develop.
Laura Harrier, who plays Liz Allan, wants her character to become Firestar.
“I hope Liz gets powers, because that’s what happens in the comics,” Harrier told Screen Rant. “She becomes like Firestar, and she can like light things on fire.”
Firestar first appeared on the 1981 cartoon Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. In that series, Angelica Jones was Firestar. Jones made her first in-continuity appearance in 1985’s Uncanny X-Men #193. The Ultimate universe had a different Firestar. In that universe, Liz Allan became Firestar after her mutant powers manifested during an encounter with Johnny Storm, the Human Torch.
It’s not entirely clear whether or not Harrier would end up getting to play Firestar as the rights to mutants belong to 20th Century Fox. However, Firestar’s creation for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends was the result of Marvel not having the rights to the Human Torch, so there’s always a chance that the character might fall under the Sony rights umbrella rather than Fox’s.
Swinging into theaters July 7, director Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr.
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